Skip to main content
Average ER Wait Time
Checking ER Wait Time
The feed could not be reached
Tulane Medical Center
Tulane Lakeside


The women and men who donate their time and skills to Tulane's Volunteer Department are immeasurable. They are a valued resource and an important part of our healthcare team. They enrich the lives of our patients, staff, and visitors. While they do not replace our paid staff, the volunteers support and complement the services already provided by our staff.

Volunteers help create and promote an understanding of Tulane's services and its quality care within the community. The Manager of Volunteers works with each individual to match their interests, skills and talent with assignments that are available. However, no special skills or training is needed – just the desire and willingness to be helpful.

Student volunteers also add to the support of the department. A student volunteer (minimum age 15) is anyone that is enrolled in an educational institution, i.e., high school, college/university, technical/trade school, and has an interest in a health care career, fulfill a community service requirement, or has free time.

Common Volunteer Service Areas

  • Information Desk
  • Emergency Department
  • Surgery Waiting Room
  • Patient Relations
  • Pediatrics or Child Life
  • Tulane Cancer Center, downtown
  • Clerical support in Medical Records or various Clinics
  • Discharge, Admit Escort,
  • And more

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Interaction with other volunteers and healthcare professionals
  • Free parking
  • Meal allowance (minimum 4 volunteer hours/day)
  • Free Annual Awards Luncheon and special events
  • Interaction with other volunteers
  • Free annual flu vaccine

Start Volunteering

Complete an application online:
Complete an application and background check online and return to

For more information, review the Volunteer Program Requirements.